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NO. 16 MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA? FRIDAY, HIGHLAND COUNTY DIRECTORY. ????? ; County and District Officers: Henry W. Holt, Judge of Ciicuit Court, Staunton, Va. Terms of Court? 4th Tuesday in April, 2d Tuesday July, 2d Tuesday October. Andrew L. Jones, Commonwealth At torney, Monterey, Va. W. H. Matheny, Clerk, Monterey, Va. W. N. Bird, Sheriff, Monterey, Va. H. M. Slaven, Treasurer, Monterey, Va. J. W. E. Lockridgc, Commissioner of Revenue, Monterey, Va. I. L. Beverage, Co. Surveyor, Monte rey, Va. Walter Mullenax, Svpt. cf Poor, Crab bottom, Va. R. E. Mauzy, Supt. of Schools. High town, Va. John M. Colaw, Commissioner of accounts, Monterey, Va. Blue Grass District J. W. Hevener, Supervisor (Chvm.) Hightown, Va. Lee J. Wimer, Overseer of Poor, Crab bottom, Va. Ben H. Colaw, Constable, Crabbottom Va. D. O. Bird, Justice, Valley Center, Va. E. D. Swecker, Justice, Monterey, Rtl M. K. Simmons, Justice, Crabbottom, Monterey District. A. J. Terry, Supervisor, Trimble, Va. Arthur Ilevener, Overseer of Poor. Monterey, Va. J. H. Samples, Justice, Monterey, Va. I. D. Gutshall, Justice, Vanderpool, Va. J. H. Burns, Justice, Bolar, Va. Stonewall District. J. K. Armstrong, Supervisor, McDow ell, Va. J. W. Simmons, Constable, Headwa ters, Va. Lurty Armstrong, Overseer of Poor, Doe Hill, Va. L. M. Pope, Justice, Doe Hill, Va. G. A. Propst, Justice, McDowell. Robert Shumate, Justice, Mcdow ell, Va. UNIVERSITY OP VIRGINIA Head of Public School System of Va DEPARTMENT REPRESENTED College, Graduate, Law, Medicine, Engineering LOAN .^UNDS AVA ?:<ABLE to deserving students. $ 0.00 cover all costs ti Virginia st.?;?:ents in the Academic Department. S: nd for cat alogue. HOWARD WTNfrJON. Registrai University, Va. DENTAL NOTICE Dr. Chas. S. Kramer and E. G. Herold DENTISTS . Marlinton, - - - _ W. Va We are prepared to do all kind? of dental work at prices consistent with cost of materials and higl class efficient work. All work guar an teed. % ,'THE EARLY | BIRD." The early bird catches the ekrly worm True, perfectly true. It is equally true that the early fish- ' erman catches the most fish. Industry, promptness ? still count. ! GOOD GOODS - I j RELIABLE GOODS SUBSTANTIAL GOODS HONEST SERVICE CONSCIENTIOUS WORK COURTEOUS TREATMENT stiil count. If with these is combined UP-TO-DATE METHODS I Intelligent handling of one's busi ness, and always the "Early Bird" . with new styles ? the early fisherman with tempting bait ? the business builder with right prices. H. I. LANG & CO. Jewelers ; I laconic Temple - Staunton, Va. The Thrice-a-Week Edition of The New York World IN 1919 and 1920 PrncieaJly a daily at the price of a weekly. No other newspaper in the worid gives so much at so low a price ! Tlio forces are already lining up | for the rresidental*canipaign of 1920. 'The Tlirtco-a-Week World which is. j the greatest example of tabloid jour | nalirf.n in America will give, you all '(lie iif-w r of it. It will keep you as J thoroughly informed as a daily at i Ave or siv times the price. Besides, rhe news from Europe for a long ?hue tr erne will be cf overwhelm ing nir.*.; hf .. end we are deeply r.n viti'.iy ?; -it-rned in it. 'i he Tliru< a-Week World will furnish you ai accurate and comprehensive report oj everything that happens. . i The Tli rice-A- Week World's regu lar subscription price is only $1.0f' |_per year, and this pays for 156 pa pers. We offer this unequalled newspaper and The HIGHLAND RE CORDER together for one year foi $2.35. Y ATTENTION We are now in the market for several thousand gcod sound No 1 Oil and Coca Cola Barrels of hnrdweod description; can pay attractive prices for saoie. Also want beef hides, horse hides, calf skin si tallow, rags, rubber, metals, 'scrap iron. etc. We are always in the market and pay the high est cash market prices.N* Remember, The Old Reliable House of Klotz % 7 AMOS KLOTZ Phone 638 ? Staunton, Va. X i Autos Repaired Ford Repairs Gasoline and -Oil E. M. CROSS, PROPR Seven years experience Ei Alm??ft D><a>db !/SN| v\s^< Essex has proved that weight and size are no longer neces sary to finest car quality. Its 3037 miles in 50 hours is the official world's long distance endurance record. The same stock chassis in three staits made a total of 5870 miles at a speed above a mile an hour? a grind equal to years of hard road use. Yet at the end it showed no measurable wear. These tests proved that the light weight, moderate priced, economical Essex has reliability and endurance such as few large high priced cars offer. With Essex you sacrifice none of the beauty, comfort, speed or power of the costlier cars. You will take pride in it from the start. And time will increase your respect for it. For you will find it always ready to meet any demand. Essex seta world's sales record in 11 months because it is the car people want This year demand far exceeds production. Only an order placed now will bring you* your Essex when you want it f ? V ? ' - . Monterey Garage and Light Co. m m m m m m m & m if m m m m m m m m m m m m ? H m m m m m m m m m m m m am IllSlHillBHIHi ANY USING SKIS Ancient and Exhilarating Sport Grows in Favor. Enthusiastic Devotees Are Hailing It as King of Winter Sports ? Has Long Figured in History and Legend. i A thousand years ago, or (here- j abours. some thoughtful Norseman found that long, thin strips of wood fastened to his war-hoots enabled him K5 got over the snow-clad plains and mountains of his native land easily | ::nil with great speed. Before long all | the hardy Norsemen were going around to fight or to wassail on these useful aids to winter travel, which liecuine.4viio\vn as ski. pronounced by the Norsemen as if spelled s-h-e. So popular did skiing become that, ac cording to Norse mythology, even one of the ancient viking gods .went in for it. Olaf Trygvasson. best loved and most -celebrated of the old Norwegian hero kings, is said to have been an expert skier. Another king, one of the early Haakons, escaped from pursuers with designs on his life, by traveling five hundred miles on ski, over one of the most rugged sections of Nor way.' Norse soldiers ; were equipped with skis and at the important bat tle of Stiklestad ski regiments played an important part. In later times, during a war on Norway conducted by Charles XII, Swedish scouts dis covered the locution of the Norwegian troops and convened a band of skiers to guide llioin through the woods at night. The wily Norwegian skimen led the Swedes to a precipice, threw their burning torches down the moun tnin side, and then nulde a quick "get away." The Swedes, following the lights, were hurled to death on the rocks below. While skiing in the be ginning was held in esteem, particular ly on account of its practical utility, its possibilites as a sport were also recognized after a time, and today it easily ranks as the king of winter sports. "It has gained followers *ln a most surprising manner the past twen ty-five years," says G. C. Torguson. writing in Outers' Recreation (Chi cago). Ski- associations have been or ganized in almost every northern coun try both in Europe and America, he .tells us. Recently clubs have been formed in the Rocky Mountain states of our own country. Tungsten. Nearly everybody is familiar with the tungsten filament electric lamp, but few are aware tbat the filaments which give so effective a light are made from metal without ever having been fused. The melting point of tungsten Is about 3.000 degrees C. (5,432 degrees F.), a temperature which has been beyond that attainable in any ordinary metallurgical furnace. A method of actually fusing this re fractory metal has now. it is said by a German 'Authority, been devised by a Berlin engineer, which will permit of the metal being cast in any desired form, and' of being subsequently worked into any malleable shape, in cluding wire for electric lamps.. In cidentally it woultL appear that lun'g sten carbide will also become avail able. and as this carbide is practically as hard as the diamond ? the difference being only as 0.S to 10 ? it will be used in future for those numerous grinding and cutting operations which can only be effected at present by t lie diamond. Boy's Prayer a Gem. Ex-Governor Stone of Pennsylvania, who has just passed away, was a great lover of horses. His pet. as a youth, was a colt named Midnight. When Midnight ? still a colt ? died, as the result of a tumble, the boy was inconsolable. He tells In his autobiography, "The Tale of a Plain Man," about the fu neral he conducted in solitude over the body of his four-footed friend. "I had no book, but I knelt down over his body and tried to say a prayer. . "I prayed: 'Oh, Lord, if there Is a horse heaven, let Midnight go to it. 1 hope there is, as I want to see Mid night again. Make we as good boy as .Midnight was a colt.' "1 had no audience, but a bluejay and a woodthrusli were singing, and 1 heard a squirred barking a bass chorus." It Was No Place for It. The trial of Rollin ^Bunch, mayor, and" Horace -Murphy, prosecuting at torney of Muncie, was on in the Unit ed States district court at Indianapolis and every day Myncie persons and others who were acquainted with the remarkable case came too late to ob tain seats in the courtroom. A Mun cie young woman one day rushed im pulsively up t<? a man acquaintance whose business took him. inside the courtroom, ai.d finding all the seats were taken she exclaimed, "Oh. can't you squeeze me in there?" "No," he responded gravely, "not in there." The New'Way. Dick Slowe ? Will you go sailing down the stream of life with me?" The Girl? You're too tate. Jack Smart made me promise to. 'go aviat ing through life's air with him. ? Bos ton Transcript. Logical Finish. Mr. Pester ? More magazine rot? I wonder why every love story has to end in marriage. His Wife ? They run out of material Marriage is where the love ends. Will explore Baffin land Expedition Leaves Boston in July to Investigate Northern Region Never Hitherto Penetrated. Secrets of Baffin Land, one of the portions of the Arctic still unexplored, will be the objective of the MacMillan expedition which is in preparation now for departure in the summer of 1921. Although the region was visited sev eral times before the Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic to Cape C<jd, Baffin Land, from the point of view of explorers and scientists, is still one of the rich est and most alluring fields of research in the North. Its whole western shore, more than 1.000 miles in length, is hut vaguely defined 011 the charts. Eskimos have told wonderful tales of vast lakes and towering mountains in the interior, but white men have never visited that section. Its flora jind fauna have nev er been studied; little is known of the movements of the tidal currents along its shores, and facts of geology, min eralogy and meteorology await the coming of scientific observers. The party, headed by Donald Mac Millan, the late Admiral Peary's lieu tenant on the expedition that reached the north pole, plans to leave Boston about July 1, 1921, and to reach Baffin Land in less than a month, with good luck. The following winter will be spent on the western shore in latitude G9. The camp probably will be just south of the entrance of the danger ous Fury and Heela strait, where the ships of Captains Parry and Lyon, seekers of "a northwestern passage.' were blocked a century ago. That is 1G0 miles norlh of the Arctic circle and 700 miles south of Etah. on the shore of northwestern Greenland, where MacMillan's Crockerland expe dition passed four winters. ? In the winter attempts will be made by dog teams to explore the coast northward and ih the following sum mer the Interior of the Island will be penetrated. The plans for the expedi tion call for an absence of two years from this country. In case a longer stay Is necessary, no relief expedition will be sent, according to present ar rangements. If the ship is c/mshed In the ice, the party plans to retreat by dog teams to Fort Churchill, the trad ing post at the foot of Hudson bay and to return to civilization by way of northwestern Canada. The MacMillan Arctic association will back the expedition. It is com posed of Bowdoin college alumni and other friends of the explorer. Wolf Hunters Reap Harvest. "Wolfers" are expert trappers and hunters who have developed a special aptitude 'for hunting wild animals. They are dead shots with rifle or re volver. and think nothing of crawling Into a wolf's den with no other weap ons than an irou bar and a hatchet, the iron bar being thrust into tlie wolf's mouth in tase of attack and a blow with the hatchet ending the bat tle. Hunters sometimes work for days excavating a wolf's den and may be rewarded by finding a litter of young wolves, every puppy counting a scalp and also bringing a high price in the fur market. Generally the killing is done in or near the> wolf's den. The most effective work is done in the spring, when the wolf families are at their largest. One wolf may cost a stockman about .$1,000 a year in slaughtered cattle,' so the men In the cattle business find it cheaper to hire good "wolfers" to ? hunt these , animals. The "wolfers." while hunting wolves, have an opportunity of catching oth .er fur-bearing creatures, the beaver being the only one strictly exempt by law against killing. Canadian " Aborigines. Tn round numb?rs the ahorigin.il population of Canada, consisting *>f Indians and Eskimos, Is about 109,000, tlie Indians numbering 10(5,000, and the Eskimos a few more than 3.000. Tliey are the descendants of t lie people who held all this north land when Cabot skirted the Labrador coast, and when Jacques Car tier sailed up the St. Lawrence. At that time t lie entire country was theirs over which to make war. and hunt, and lead their wretched existence. In the southern half of "I lie Dominion all this Is changed. It no longer contains roaming Indians. They live upon their reserves and to a considerable extent obtain a livelihood by following tlie white man's pursuits. They are learn ing to till the soil, to engage in com mercial fishery, to labor in the lumber camps, and even to engage in trades. Work of Census Taking. Airplanes were used by census tak ers enumerating fife dwellers on the islands off the coast of Florida, and snowshoes were used In the 'northern states and in Alaska. Newr Oswego, .\T. V., an enumerator found the man of the family in an isolated farm dwelling sfek and helpless, and stopped long enough to do the chores, dig out paths through the deep snow and put things in order before continuing his Journey. Tobacco Crop Greatrr Than Mining. In 1006 the famous Cripple Creek gold field yielded $1 4,253,000 worth of the precious yellow metal. That year all of the state of Colorado yielded $23,210,629 in gold. The 1919 crop of tobacco in the "hurley district" of Kentucky will bring $75,000,000. more ihan five times as much as the Crip ple Creek gold field yielded' in one of its ..bonanza years, and within $14. ,,000.000 of as much as the value of all the gold mines in the United States Id' 19 IS. Why Perfumes Are Not, Over / Popular in America. Writer Sees Cause for Congratulation in the Fact That Heavy Artificial Odors Are Not Needed Here, as in Europe. That the sense of smell is sadly neg lected is an opinion expressed every once in a while by those who pride themselves on a highly cultivated ol factory faculty. Just the other day a perfumer complained about t lie lack o.' Appreciation of the 'pleasures of smell, especially among Americans. Well, for our own part, we are glad that Americans are lacking in the cultivation of this most neglected of the senses. We are especially thankful that the men of our race and country almost entirely neglect the use of perfumes. The perfumer who is making the complaint points out the fact that, while we cultivate the sense of sound, touch, taste, to a certain degree, and the sense of sight, we leave that of smelling practically uncultivated. Well, there is this difference ? that the man or woman who indulges her apprecia tion of odors by wearing perfumes necessarily inflicts these odors on all who come uear her. Even the woman who wears bright and clashing colors does not 'do this, -for we can look away ? but there is no way of avoiding a perfume. While we breathe we have tO use our smelling faculties. Can't you recall how often your pleasure at the theater and your powers of concentration at church or the lecture have been well uigli de stroyed simply because of a nearby perfume? No matter how artistic the perfume may be, if it is kept in a close audience or near to you for long at a time It is sure to become an noying, not to say really sickening. As a matter of fact one reason why we Americans go in so little for per fumes is because we are of all nations the most free from unpleasant odors. Our cities, our houses, our theaters atv sweet to the nostrils compared to the cities and public places of Europe. In Italy, where no one can visit Venice or Florence ^without being shocked by the,3mells of the city, one finds a high appreciation of perfumes. In the Orient, where the faculty of smelling is developed to a fine art. tiu impression of the city odors' is some thing- that the occidental traveler never forgets. The characteristic odors of Bombay, of Calcutta, of Constanti nople and Hong Kong, made up of a marvelous complex of mistakes of sanitation, is something that the trav eler cannot describe, but the recollec tion of it is unpleasantly vivid all his life. For our own part we like the.Amerl can way best. The most desirable fragrance that we can find lu our cities, In our drawing rooms or thea ters, is the fragrance of fresh air, air so fresh that It is sweet to the nostrils. And what can compare with the smells of the country? The pine tree, the fresh-mown hay, the hillside after a storm, the breezes that blow over 3,000 miles of ocean, the apple orchard and the grape arbor? These are the smells that the Americans appreciate and love. ? huffaio Express. Executor's Sale of Valuable Mineral Spring and Land As executor of Elizabeth M. S. Brown, dec'd, and pursuant to the provisions of the will of .the testa trix, Ishall, on the premises, one and one-fourth miles north of Bolar, Bath County, Virginia, on Thursday, the 3rd day of June 1920, at 1 p. m. offer fcr sale at public auc tion, that valuable mineral spring, known as "Buiaiesia Bolar Springs," 'and 2.25 acrcs of land connected therewith. This section of land and valuable mineral spring is a part of the home tract of which the testatrix died seized and possessed, and is situated in the lower end of the Big Valley near Bath and Highland county line, in Highland county, Virginia. This is a very remarkable mineral spring and possesses many healing qualities. Mr. J. H. Burns, of Bolar, Virginia, who was for several years the pro prietor, has in his possession now tofetimonials from various persons, who were cured of skin dieases, and stomach and liver troubles during the period of time, he had the man agement of this spring. In addition to these actual tests and cures of this wonderful water, Mr. Burns has ob tained a qualitative analysis of this water, which was made by the late 'Dr. J. W. Mallett, professor of analy tical chemistry at the University of j Virginia, which almost demonstrates the affect this v/ater can have on the human .system. The temperature is 79 degrees Far. and never varies, no matter what condition of weather prevails. | Any person desiring' a copy of the anr.lysis can secure same by applying to Mr. Bums or the undersigned. ' TERMS: This property wiil be sold for cash. BOYD STEPHENSON, Executor i of E. M.^S. Brown, dec'd Monterey, Va. o Mention Recorder In answering advs. CUBS LIKE FLY Mountain Goat Most Sure-Footed of All Animals. Hunter Tells of Remarkable Perform ance He Witnessed in the Rocky Mountains ? Amazing Exhibi tion of Calm Confidence. "To me the most wonderful thing: about the mountain goat is his mind," writes Dr. William T. Hornaday, direc tor of the New York Zoological park, . in an article on "The Itocky Mountain Goat at Home" in Boys' Life. "He is so calm and self-confident, ' so level headed and sure-footed, that often and often he marches and climbs where no other four-footed animal of North* America dares to follow him. I never get over my original amazement and admiration of his summit work. ."Kai?h in our studies of white goats in that goat paradise we were treated to an exhibition of climbing that opened our ayes. As we were passing across a tiny goat pasture at the foot ? of a rocky precipice we surprised :i party of four goats on the side of the wall, about 100 fret up. We halted, to see what they would do. The face of the rock wall was reasonably rough, but it could not have* been more than ten degrees from being perpendicular. "Two goats* stood safely upon the summit, looking down on their entrap ped comrades. The unlucky four could have been shot as easily as picking grapes ; but it is not all of goat-hunt ing to kill goats! "Finding that they were not being shot at, the four goats started to get away from us by climbing straight up the face of. that precipice! For ten minutes we watched an amazing ex hibition. Each goat chose an inde pendent course, reached up with his front feet for a foothold, then, by sheer muscular strength lifted his heavy body up the three or four feet to be gained. Often sidestepping was necessary to find a new foothold; but there were no slips, and never once a turning back. "They climbed in that way about 200 feet while we watched them, then reached easy going and quickly disap peared over the summit. We hunters all agreed that no mountain sheep could make a climb like that; but of course we don't really know. "Several times we saw goats serene ly promenade across the faces of per pendicular cliffs of bare rock so smooth that no sign of ledge or path was vis ible to us, even with our glasses. In every such ease it looks as If the ani mal were walking on air. The feet are planted with great precision and firmness, and this imparts to the ani mal a stiir gait, and the general ap pearance of a mechanical' toy in mo tion. Far From Shakespeare's Style. How fiir the English language, as written l?y officials and some jour nalists, has- departed from the style of the days of Shakespeare is pun gently Illustrated by the following that appeared in a popular English news paper in an "Answers" column: The man you inquire about is ja ?'ham-bone." and very "dud" at that. He is green at the game and has now, I believe, dried up. ... I wish you would warn your members against fit ups and combinations, except those which are under recognized manage ments. ? In an .educational report that was issued from Whitehall, London, the same week was found ihe following gem of perfunctory English: The examination system has made ineradicable upon chief inspectors' references, and the psychology of con trol. in its Strictest sense, is imperious inquisltiveness involved to infinity up on the simplest statement that filters to the microscopic section. Sister Nations. When Canada's houses of parlia ment were burned down. New Zealand sent a consignment of kauri timber of use in the interior finishing of the new ? building, a courtesy much appreciated at Ottawa. Several years previous New Zealand's house of parliament had also been destroyed by fire, and is now at last being rebuilt. Canada has been swift to reciprocate, and it is most probable that the prime minis ter's room in the new parliament buildings in Wellington will be pan eled in Canadian maple with walnut framing. It is fitting that as the pollt ical homes of Canada and New Zea land arise from their ashes there ' should !.e built into each the record of a sister nation's remembrance. ? Chris tian Science Monitor. Doves Hatched a Hen's Egg. A novel experiment of Mrs. Ernest Hirsh of Pittsburgh has proven a suc cess. Two doves o\yned by Mrs. Hirsh, after three weeks of waiting, became the foster parents of a baby chicken. Several weeks ago Mrs. Hirsh, as an experiment, placed a full-sized hen's egg under the mother dove. At the time she did not believe the dove would hatch the egg, and day after nay watched the nest, expecting the dove to leave the nest. However, the birds alternated in sitting upon (lie egg and finally their patience was re warded. A "chick" pecked its way out of the shell and immediately tried to get out of the nest. Vote of Thanks for Monash. It is suggested in Melbourne, Aus tralia*.. that the federal government should accord a vote of thanks to Cereral Monash for his great services ! to the country.